Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products, is now stocking the Sona™ IF573 Wi-Fi® 6/6E modules from Laird Connectivity. Expanding upon the company’s extensive portfolio of Wi-Fi module solutions, Laird Connectivity is now delivering the latest Wi-Fi 6/6E radio and Bluetooth® 5.4 technology with its family of Sona IF573 Modules. Designed specifically for next-generation industrial IoT connectivity applications, these robust, rugged and compact modules provide easy integration and highly reliable connectivity, allowing access to both PCIE and SDIO interfaces in a pluggable card or SMT M.2 packaging.
The Laird Connectivity Sona IF573 modules, available from Mouser Electronics, are high-performance, industrial-grade devices that are powered by Infineon Technologies’ leading AIROC™ CYW55573 chipset, enabling Wi-Fi 6/6E beyond its standard requirements and enhancing the module’s range, reliability and robustness in congested networks for IoT applications or lower latency in AI applications. These extremely reliable and secure modules support a tri-band 2×2 MIMO IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN with data rates up to MCS11 (287 Mbps PHY data rate for 2.4 GHz; 1.2 Gbps PHY data rate for 5/6 GHz) and dual-mode Bluetooth. The module’s full digital MAC and baseband engines handle all 802.11 CCK/OFDM/OFDMA® 2.4/5/6 GHz and Bluetooth 5.4 (basic rate, enhanced data rate, and Bluetooth low energy) baseband and protocol processing capabilities.
Adaptable to a variety of harsh RF IoT applications, the Sona IF73 modules feature an integrated power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA), plus 2×2 MU-MIMO antennas for reliable connectivity. Along with its low-power consumption and radio architecture, the modules also feature a power management unit (PMU) with proprietary power-save technologies that help extend battery life. Additional features include support for WPA3 security standards and open-source software (Linux Backports package).
The Sona IF73 modules are available in M.2 2230 E-Key and M.2 1318 solder-down form factors and carry FCC, IC, CE, RCM, MIC and Bluetooth SIG approvals worldwide. The modules are specified at an industrial temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC, and their target applications include industrial IoT sensors and gateways, rugged handheld devices and medical equipment.
To learn more about the Sona IF573 Wi-Fi 6/6E modules, visit https://www.mouser.com/new/laird-connectivity/laird-connectivity-sona-if573-modules/.